1925 Tulane Green Wave football team
|1925 Tulane Green Wave football|
|1925 record||9–0–1 (5–0 SoCon)|
|Head coach||Clark Shaughnessy|
|Offensive scheme||Single wing|
|Home stadium||Second Tulane Stadium
|1925 Southern Conference football standings|
|Washington and Lee||5||–||1||–||0||5||–||5||–||0|
The 1925 Tulane Green Wave football team represented the Tulane Green Wave of Tulane University in the sport of American football during the 1925 college football season. Tulane shut out 6 of its 10 opponents, with its only blemish a tie to Missouri Valley champion Missouri.
The undefeated backfield included captain and Hall of Fame quarterback Lester Lautenschlaeger and halfback Peggy Flournoy, the nation's leading scorer. 1925 also saw the south's widespread use of the forward pass.
|September 26||Louisiana College*||Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA||W 77–0||4,500|
|October 3||Missouri*||Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA||T 6–6||8,500|
|October 10||Ole Miss||Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA||W 26–7|
|October 17||Mississippi A&M||Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA||W 25–3|
|October 24||at Northwestern*||Stagg Field • Chicago, IL||W 18–7|
|October 31||at Auburn||Cramton Bowl • Montgomery, AL||W 13–0|
|November 7||Louisiana Tech*||Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA||W 37–0|
|November 14||Sewanee||Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA||W 14–0|
|November 21||at LSU||Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA (Rivalry)||W 16–0||21,000|
|November 26||at Centenary*||Shreveport, LA||W 14–0|
|*Non-conference game. Homecoming.|
The season opened on a wet, sloppy field. Tulane beat Louisiana College of Pineville 77–0. Coach Shaughnessy only allowed his regulars to play half of the game. Lester Lautenschlaeger was probably the star of the game.
Bernie Bierman's Mississippi Aggies took the lead 3–0 in the opening quarter with a drop kick. Harry P. Gamble blocked a couple of kicks and Tulane came back to win 25–3. After the defeat of the Aggies, some Tulane supporters felt the Wave would defeat Alabama.
One account reads "In the South they call "Peggy" Flournoy of Tulane University, the greatest all-round gridder in that section." Flournoy led the nation in scoring in scoring with 128 points, and was awarded the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award by the Veteran Athletic's Association. He was selected by Billy Evans and Norman E. Brown as a first-team halfback on their 1925 College Football All-America Teams. He was also named a second-team All-American by the Associated Press and the All-America Board. Flournoy and Irish Levy were All-Southern. Levy was never taken out of a game for an injury during his playing career. Lautenschlaeger made Billy Evans' Southern Honor Roll.
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- Jambalaya 1926, p. 199
- Jambalaya 1926, p. 200
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- "Tulane Gridders Striking Hard Pace; Flournoy Wins Praise of Sports Writers". The Monroe News-Star. November 7, 1925. p. 6. Retrieved June 1, 2016.
- Jambalaya 1926, p. 202
- Jambalaya 1926, p. 203
- Jambalaya 1926, p. 204
- ""Peggy" Flournoy Rates High in Southern Grid Circles". Reading Times. December 6, 1925. p. 17. Retrieved June 1, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Player To Be Honor Guest". The Morning Herald. December 19, 1925. p. 13. Retrieved June 1, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
- Evans, Billy (1925-12-05). "Here's Billy Evans' All-Americans". The Fitchburg Sentinel.
- Brown, Norman E. (1925-12-07). "Here Are Brown's All-American Selections: All Sections of Country On Writer's All-American". Galveston County Daily News.
- "Associated Press Announces All-American Teams". Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune. 1925-12-14.
- Tad Jones; Knute Rockne & Glenn Warner (1925-12-04). "Red Grange Placed on Second All-American Team: Coaches Keep Star Off First: Rockne, Jones and Warner Claim He Has Two Main Weak Points; Friedman Is Captain; Two Michigan Men Honored; Pacific Coast Stars in the Backfield". The Davenport Democrat.
- "Claim Tulane's Star Guard Best On Southern Gridiron". November 30, 1925. p. 19. Retrieved March 16, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.
- Jambalaya. 1926.